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Sources: House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, according to people close to the Wisconsin lawmaker.

Ryan’s plans have been the source of much speculation, amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives. Two people with knowledge of the Wisconsin lawmaker’s thinking say Ryan has decided against seeking another term. Both seek anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly.

They do not say why Ryan has decided not to run.

Ryan was first elected to Congress in 1998. He was elected House speaker in 2015 after former House speaker John Boehner retired. He was former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012.

— AP

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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